All around the world, slaves are taken by oppressors who believe that making money matters more than a person‚Äôs life. Driven by greed and overlooked by their local legal system, these oppressors steal human beings and intimidate them until they feel too small to fight back. We believe these slave owners shouldn‚Äôt be allowed to win.
International Justice Mission is an organized group of advocates, donors, investigators, social workers, lawyers and government leaders who are executing a proven plan that will stop the modern slave trade in its tracks.
We rescue slaves by disrupting the slave trade. At IJM, we work with local governments to rescue slaves and throw their oppressors in jail. Once the immediate crisis is managed, we disrupt the business model that fostered the slavery in the first place. Disrupting the model involves prosecuting slave owners and dramatically increasing the legal, financial and opportunity costs slave owners must pay to sustain a slave-labor model.
If we don‚Äôt disrupt the model, slave owners will expand their power and steal more lives. But the world is changing. Modern slavery can end in our lifetime. Our proven model works.
IJM is the biggest organisation in the fight against Modern Slavery. We rescue slaves by disrupting the slave trade, together with local authorities in over 20 countries.